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Arctic greenhouse network provides locals with everything fresh

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-23 Wed 13:15

Beneath the clear, polycarbonate dome encasing a former hockey arena, Ray Solotki, executive director of the Inuvik Community Greenhouse, tends to flourishing beds of vegetables and flowers. Temperatures in Inuvik, a 3,200-person Canadian town located 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle, can plummet…

Choosing the best greenhouse film

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-22 Tue 10:06

Choosing the right cover is very important when talking about greenhouses. The most suitable films and technologies must be selected according to specific crop needs or climate conditions.  Thanks to its constant work with agricultural entrepreneurs, Idromeccanica Luchcini can supply the knowledge needed to…

Meet the urban greenhouse developers of the future

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-22 Tue 10:04

Create a liveable and healthy environment for urban dwellers, ensuring that a city can feed itself sustainably. That's the premise of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge, the second edition of which ended in August with the announcement of the winners. We spoke with the three winners, Team Bagua, Team KAS and…

Greenhouses from then to now

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-21 Mon 09:58

What is a greenhouse? A greenhouse is a building with walls and roof made primarily of transparent material, in which plants are grown. The interior of a greenhouse exposed to sunlight is significantly warmer than the external temperature, protecting its plants from extreme conditions. Modern smart greenhouses utilize…

Did you know tomatoes are the most popular crop grown in greenhouse environments?

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-19 Sat 03:37

Did you know #tomatoes are the most popular crop grown in #greenhouse environments? Tomato plants can actually reach over 40 feet in length and have advantages over field crops in that they use up to 90% less water and rely on beneficial insects as pest control.

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New agent cleans glass but does not affect anti-reflective coating

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-24 Fri 09:42

In a greenhouse, every percent of light counts. The arrival of diffuse glass with an anti-reflection coating provides a high light transmission and therefore a higher yield. However, also for this glass, the advantage does not hold up if the glass is dirty. A new cleaning agent that cleans the glass…

BraZander first nursery in Bayer's Forward Farming network

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-09 Thu 14:35

Bayer, De Ruiter and BraZander Nursery have unveiled the next steps in their cooperation to demonstrate sustainable glasshouse tomato production. BraZander will be the first nursery in Bayer's ForFarming network. This is a new step in the cooperation of Bayer and the growers, because in 2018 they worked…

Pollinating robot looking to shake up $900m greenhouse tomato industry

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-08 Wed 11:43

An Israeli company that has created an autonomous pollinating robot has started its first trials in Australia. Arugga AI Farming is hoping its technology can transform Australia's greenhouse farming sector, especially greenhouse tomatoes, which are currently pollinated by hand. Chief executive Iddo…

Manhattan rooftop greenhouse restaurant

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-07 Tue 13:32

Indoor dining in New York City is delayed indefinitely, but when Ampia Restaurant & Rooftop in the Financial District opens next week, guests can still dine privately—in a greenhouse. Michele and Anisa Iuliano, the husband-and-wife team behind the rooftop restaurant, have installed five greenhouses atop…

A hydroponic greenhouse at 2km altitude

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-06 Mon 09:33

The ancient county of Huize, located in the northeast of Yunnan, China, has an altitude of 2120 m, an average annual temperature of 12.7 °C, strong sunshine, and a large temperature difference between day and night, which is very suitable for the production of leafy vegetables. Here, there is a…